Tag Archives: Maria Caulfield

A very important debate this afternoon with local connections


This afternoon there will be a discussion in Westminster regarding the tragic death of a young man called Dylan Ramsay who drowned in a quarry on the 3rd July 2011. Dylan was swimming with two friends near his home. According … Continue reading

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Following Sussex Day, our MPs have some challenges


Many of us enjoy living or working in Sussex and so it is fantastic that a few years ago Ian Steedman in Worthing followed by Martin Ellis in Crowborough set out to re-establish the Sussex day celebration. The day has … Continue reading

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The challenge of hearing from all local MPs during COVID


The current arrangements for our national Parliament in response to COVID makes it more difficult than in the past to be able to observe debates on specific themes that involve a number of our local MPs. Of course, there are … Continue reading

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East Sussex MPs must work together along with neighbours


On Thursday the discussion regarding COVID-19 that took place in Parliament involved a number of MPs. One of these was Nusrat Ghani from the Wealden constituency of East Sussex. In another debate on the same day there was also a … Continue reading

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Three Sussex MPs who have mis-judged their role


It is very sad that in two days’ time, just as was the case yesterday that we will not be able to publicly participate in the annual Remembrance Day due to our COVID lockdown. Last week in the House of … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day from House of Commons and well beyond


On Thursday the House of Commons set aside a couple of hours in this debate to raise the profile of International Women’s Day which takes place today. Only two MPs from Sussex took part in the debate and the first … Continue reading

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Do any of the Tory MPs believe in their manifesto promises?


We seem to be at a very significant point in history on several levels. For those of us who were thrilled that were able to join the European Communities almost exactly 47 years ago following campaigns by the two main … Continue reading

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Closing down Parliament and the licensing of Drones


The actions by Sussex and indeed Kent and Surrey MPs last Tuesday during a debate on matters relating to Northern Ireland have presented our nation with a very slim mechanism to avoid the new Prime Minister from shutting down Parliament … Continue reading

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Grieve vs Caulfield and Boles vs Trump


Last night in the House of Commons during a debate two matters arose that show the importance of our credible politicians challenging less credible people who are using twitter to indicate their ignorance. The one closest to home came from … Continue reading

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Irony of the Heseltine ‘punishment’


It is not all that long ago when the Liberal Democrats and the Tories were voting together on many things officially, and yet now to vote for the Lib Dems means that a Tory Peer will lose his party whip. … Continue reading

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